Monday, April 22, 2013

Idaho is not Midwest

While living it Italy back in the mid-1970s I frequently had opportunities to explain where I was from. When I said “Idaho” the most frequent response was confusion with Ohio or Iowa. This poem is inspired by that confusion.

Idaho is not Midwest
By David C. Price

Idaho potatoes are not Iowa corn
Idaho sunsets are not Nebraska sunsets
Idaho storms are not Nebraska storms
Idaho’s Salmon River is not a big muddy river

Rocky Mountain ski areas are not Midwest ski areas
Rocky Mountain campgrounds are not Midwest camp grounds
Rocky Mountain vistas are not Midwest vistas
Rocky Mountain road trips are not Midwest road trips

Mountain dry air is not prairie humid air
Mountain pines are not prairie oaks
Mountain goats are not prairie goats
Mountain folks, like me, are not prairie folks

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